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Excluding Chemical Risk Assessment Evidence From the Courtroom

When governmental or quasi-governmental agencies formulate a chemical risk assessment, it is part of their legitimate exercise of public health, policy-oriented regulation.  Regulators often develop risk assessments due to scientific uncertainty concerning the toxicity of a particular compound and utilize conservative risk models in the interest of protecting public health and the environment.  Thus, when a substance is labeled “possibly carcinogenic” or even “probably carcinogenic” by an agency, it may have little or no bearing on general and specific causation issues.

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